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December 23, 2021

Top 5 scientific conversation starters for the holidays

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

It never fails. At some point during every family holiday party someone says something awkward and then … there’s an uncomfortable silence. Change the subject with scientific style and panache with the help of this top 5 list of 2021 medical research stories from Advancing the Science. Trust us, everyone loves talking about their health […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, Christmas, esophageal cancer, Eugenia Trushina, gastroenterology, Gregory Poland, Holidays, individualized medicine, medical research, New Year's Eve, obesity


April 1, 2021

Research News Roundup — Q1 2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The first quarter of 2021 saw furthered understanding the SARS-CoV-2 virus and related COVID-19 viral infection. In addition, a number of advances occurred including in genetics knowledge, cancer treatments, as well as interinstitutional collaborations, expanding programs and recognition of some of the most exceptional contributions of current and former Mayo Clinic clinician-scientists. Mayo Clinic and ASU […]

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Tags: Arizona State University, biomarkers, brain cancer, BRCA2, breast cancer, chemotherapy, COVID-19, David Holmes Jr., diversity, education, Fergus Couch, gene variant


March 2, 2021

Mayo Clinic algorithm shows potential in individualizing treatment for depression

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

Finding an effective antidepressant medication for people diagnosed with depression, also called major depressive disorder, is often a long and complex process of “try and try again” ― going from one prescription to the next until achieving a therapeutic response. This complex disease, which affects more than 16 million people in the U.S., can cause symptoms of […]

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Tags: Arjun Athreya, artificial intelligence, Center for Individualized Medicine, depression, health technology, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, practice improvement, psychiatry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, William Bobo


December 30, 2020

10 non-COVID conversation starters for your virtual holiday party

By Caitlin Doran Caitlin Doran (@caityrosey)

Holiday gatherings have gone virtual this year, but one thing hasn’t changed: the social pressure to find interesting things to say to our relatives. Whether on the phone, or staring blankly at Auntie Carol over Zoom, we all dread that moment of uncomfortable silence. Well fear no more. Everyone likes to talk about their health […]

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Tags: ALS, Alzheimer's disease, Barrett's esophagus, brain surgery, breast cancer, cancer, COPD, endometrial cancer, esophageal cancer, heart attack, individualized medicine, regenerative medicine


December 28, 2020

Mayo study explores benefits of genetic testing for healthy people

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

More than 1 in 10 people who had predictive genomic testing ― testing that looks for genetic mutations in otherwise healthy people ― learned that they had a hereditary risk for a health condition and may benefit from preventive care, according to a recent study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. This study is the first to […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, gene mutation, genetic counseling, genetic testing, genomics, hereditary diseases, individualized medicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, personalized medicine


February 18, 2020

Mayo researchers studying ‘promising’ new approach to treating advanced cancer, 1 patient at a time, 1 tumor at a time

By Susan Murphy Susan Murphy (@susanmurphy)

A collaborative team of Mayo Clinic scientists is studying an innovative strategy for treating advanced cancer, using genomics and human tumor samples as their guide. The novel approach, called Ex Vivo, creates a miniature cancer replica for testing therapies outside a patient’s body, combined with a comprehensive genomic analysis of a patient’s cancer cells. “We […]

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Tags: biomarkers, cancer, cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, George Vasmatzis, individualized medicine, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Minetta Liu, Panos Anastasiadis, personalized medicine


February 17, 2020

AI system helps individualize treatment people diagnosed with depression

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

When searching for an exact diagnosis through a myriad of complex and serious factors spread across millions of data points, it helps to have a powerful magnifying glass — and another expert point of view. Enter Arjun Athreya, Ph.D., an engineer by trade who has a knack for bringing together data science algorithms and computing […]

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Tags: Arjun Athreya, artificial intelligence, collaboration, data science, depression, individualized medicine, pharmacology, precision medicine, team science, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, William Bobo


October 14, 2019

BEAUTY Update: Progress in breast cancer research

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

By Barbara J. Toman Chemotherapy is a standard breast cancer treatment, used for aggressive biology breast cancer to shrink tumors in the breast and lymph nodes before surgery, assess response and destroy any undetected cancer cells elsewhere in the patient. But some breast tumors don’t respond well to chemotherapy, putting patients at high risk of […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, chemotherapy, clinical trials, genetics, genomics, individualized medicine, Judy Boughey, Liewei Wang, Matthew Goetz, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center


October 2, 2019

Research News Roundup–September 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research-related news releases from Mayo Clinic in the past month. It also connects readers to associated resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Medications underused in treating opioid addiction, Mayo Clinic expert says Though research shows that medication-assisted treatment can help […]

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Tags: aging, angioplasty, artificial intelligence, basic science, brain tumor, cancer, cardiology, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, chemotherapy, clinical trials, collaboration, coronary bypass


August 14, 2019

Can BioBanks Help Close Gaps in Health Outcomes?

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

By Barbara J. Toman By definition, personalized medicine requires diversity. One-size-fits-all doesn’t work for every individual, especially members of groups that are medically underserved. In collaboration with Arizona State University and Mountain Park Health Center (MPHC) in Phoenix, Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine has created a biobank to enhance the diversity of Mayo’s medical research. Sangre Por Salud (Spanish for Blood […]

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Tags: biobank, Center for Individualized Medicine, diversity, health disparities, individualized medicine, personalized medicine, Richard Caselli, Sangre Por Salud


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